Moment of the Year: Making it past the trade deadline as a Celtic….and this…
Many Celtics fans believed that Jeff Green wasn’t going to finish this past season in green and white. Green’s inconsistent play has maddened Celtics nation since they traded for him a couple of years ago, and his outstanding performances against the Miami Heat and some of the league’s other best teams , fans don’t understand why Green can’t leave his footprint on more of the team’s games.
Green had the type of season he has been used to having since joining Boston. Averaging under 20 points a night, playing sold defense at times, while sleepwalking through quarters at a time. You know it is bad when you don’t hear his name called for an entire half by Tommy Heinsohn, who is ready to say anyone’s name at any time.
Draft night could be a big moving night in the NBA, and if the Celtics are looking to make a big splash, ook for Green’s name to be tossed around in rumors during the evening. I don’t think he will get traded because of the rap he is getting with his play and motor, but because that talent is there, one team that sees itself one piece away may bite on a deal for Green, much like the Celts did.
I am not a big fan of Jeff Green and would like to see him go somewhere else next season. Another year of watching him defer to less talented players is a big turn-off for me, and I am sure I am not alone in that stance. Normally, my grade is just based on say a league average, but it’s hard not to put expectations into this one.